“GTA Trilogy” Players Compare Official Remasters to Fan-Made Remakes. It’s not good
Grand Theft Auto III: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition wasn’t what we hoped. The excitement when Rockstar Games announced that it would be releasing remasters GTA III and Vice City,and San Andreasearlier in this year was palpable. All three classic games are now in one package. It’s impossible to fail.
It has unfortunately failed. Hard. It has been evident since the launch last week that
The games have been removed from sale on PC during the weekend due to their terrible state. Rockstar has received a flood of complaints and refund requests. GTA: The Trilogy is now the worst-rated 2021 game.
Rockstar promises it will address the bugs and glitches but fans are not thrilled. On the Grand Theft Auto Subreddit, several users have begun to compare the official remaster with mod remakes by other players, some of which are better than the original. Remember that GTA was released before Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Interactive, shut down most of these mods.
One user wrote, “Small comparison. Probably more coming.” They shared a photo of the same street in San Andreas. One was heavily modified and packed with detail. The other is from an official remaster, which… doesn’t look nearly as good.
This is a very harsh indictment on the remasters. However, one commenter wisely noted that “Show me the top screen in a video running smoothly.” It’s not difficult to see mods as superior, but they are often plagued by unexpected crashes. Except GTA: It’s not uncommon for the Trilogy to crash unexpectedly for players. So I think in that regard the real-deal is equal with the fan-made.
Another post on the subreddit displays how poor Denise Robinson has fallen. She is one of the main characters from San Andreas. This post shows Denise in the original release, alongside a mod and the official remaster. What is the result? What was the result?
One user wrote, “What a difference!” “The [ Final Edition] version looks a lot like Wii Sports.
Rockstar still has much work to do in order to win people over.